The '''Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality'''
('''AHRQ'''), located in Rockville, Maryland|Rockville, MD
, a suburb of Washington, D.C.
, is one of 12 Agencies within the United States Department of Health and Human Services
[ The Agency was established as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) as a constituent unit of the United States Public Health Service|Public Health Service (PHS) under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 2159), December 19, 1989, to enhance the health care quality|quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health care services and access to care by conducting and supporting research, demonstration projects, and evaluations; developing guidelines; and disseminating information on health care services and delivery systems.
However, AHCPR became controversial when it produced several guidelines that some thought would reduce medical drugs and... ]